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September 25, 2021, 16:01

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Today, 354 libraries in Moscow already have free Wi-Fi.

Free Wi-Fi has appeared in five more city libraries. Visitors to libraries # 29, 72, 75, 88, as well as children’s library # 35 can now use the Internet. There are 19 hot spots in total.

“High-speed Internet, working without interruptions, is necessary for a comfortable pastime in various city locations. If available, visitors to cultural institutions can work in coworking areas or simply relax comfortably, always staying in touch. This opportunity is especially in demand in city libraries: since the beginning of 2021 alone, visitors have transferred 41 terabytes of traffic over the network, “said the head of the Citywide Wi-Fi project in the capital.

Department of Information TechnologyAlexander Kharitonov.

Libraries installed the first 118 free internet access points in 2017. Then Wi-Fi appeared in 19 libraries of the Eastern, Southwestern, Northern, Northeastern, Northwestern, Southeastern, Central and Southern administrative districts, including the library named after M.Yu. Lermontov, library-reading room named after A.S. Pushkin, library number 62 named after Pablo Neruda and others. Today, city Wi-Fi is available in 354 Moscow libraries, in which more than 2.3 thousand hotspots are installed.

“Of course, in the modern world, no cultural platform can fully exist without access to the Internet. Our libraries host dozens of events every day, most of which require a network connection. For example, it is more convenient to accompany lectures with visuals without downloading them first. In addition, there are live broadcasts from the libraries with writers and other famous people, many of them are immediately broadcast via the phone to Instagram. This would not have been possible without Wi-Fi. Or, while studying in the reading room with books, you can immediately look at additional information online, “explained Timur Vakhitov, General Director of the Moscow City Government Educational Institution” Mosrazvitie “.

Today in Moscow there are more than 21 thousand points of access to unlimited free Internet, about four thousand of them are installed in city cultural institutions. In addition to the network of libraries, city Wi-Fi is available in 221 houses of culture, 21 city museums, six theaters, 13 cinemas of the Moschino network and the Eldar cinema club-museum.

To find out which institutions are connected to Wi-Fi, you can on a special interactive map the portal. To connect to the free city Internet, select Moscow_WiFi_Free from the list of available networks, authenticate in your browser using your account or via SMS, and then click the “Enter the Internet” button.

A single Wi-Fi space allows you to use wireless Internet while moving around the city without re-authorization. You need to re-authorize once every three months in accordance with the requirement of the law.

You can make suggestions on how city Wi-Fi works, as well as learn more about how it works, by calling the centralized technical support service: +7 (800) 300-69-89.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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